The Truth Shall Set You Free: The Story of a Palestinian Human Rights Lawyer Working for Peace and Justice in Palestine/Israel by Jonathan Kuttab
Can two people exist under two different flags - when just the sight of those flags incites rage?
What will it take?
Jonathan Kuttab, a Palestinian Human Rights lawyer-and Christian pacifist-believes there is a way. In this moving, harrowing memoir, he takes us on a personal journey from anger and thoughts of violence to his deep commitment to unrelenting peaceful activism. Be forewarned:
- This is not the journey of a starry-eyed idealist. It's a true-life story of a man who has witnessed violence, terrible injustice, suffering and heart wrenching losses.
- As a lawyer, Kuttab has worked with those who are wrongfully imprisoned, sometimes with no charges, those who have seen their homes bulldozed and hectares of olive and fruit trees seized to make way for others' settlements. He has argued tirelessly in courtrooms challenging oppressive practices and working for human rights.
- It is also the story of a man committed to following the Way of Jesus Christ of Nazareth-the way of surrender only to the Prince of Peace. It is as much about a spiritual journey as a saga of political activism.
If you want to be inspired and informed. If you want to look past the rhetoric of opposing sides. If you want to witness the fact that there are still good people in this world working for justice, equality, and peace in the face of violence...
This is the story you don't want to miss.
Jonathan Kuttab is a member of the Bar in Israel, Palestine and New York, cofounder of Al haq (the premier human rights organization), Nonviolence International, and Executive Director of FOSNA, Friends of Sabeel Liberation Theology movement in the United States.